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The Green House (Spanish: La casa verde) is a 1966 novel by Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa. The green house of the title is a bar and bordello at the edge of the Peruvian city of Piura. The green also represents the Amazonian jungle, where the narrative is partly set. The novel received Rómulo Gallegos Prize in 1967.
The novel is considered a central work for the new Spanish American novel style that arose in the 1960s, and has been much commented on by literary scholars. It features a convoluted, puzzle-like narrative style that is reminiscent of William Faulkner and Franz Kafka. Vargas Llosa presents several narrative lines, and moves back and forth between them by means of a difficult and non-chronological narrative logic. The reader must piece together these lines in order to construct the story. The novel finally serves as a critique of Peruvian society.
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